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Redefine the concept of free will? Only a Nobel laureate would have the nerve. Last year, the Dutch physicist Gerard 't Hooft announced that the weird effects that spring from quantum mechanics arise from a deeper deterministic reality based on classical physics. People objected that his theory appeared to rob us of free will, and now 't Hooft has responded by moving the goalposts. No, we don't have free will as it is...

2007-08-01

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Scientists have shown they can change people's moral judgements by disrupting a specific area of the brain with magnetic pulses...

2010-03-30

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There may be few things more fundamental to human identity than the belief that people are rational individuals whose behavior is determined by conscious choices. But recently psychologists have compiled an impressive body of research that shows how deeply our decisions and behavior are influenced by unconscious thought, and how greatly those thoughts are swayed by stimuli beyond our immediate comprehension.

2010-07-02

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It's the height of the Cold War and the United States government is desperate to combat the spread of Communism. The CIA launches a highly classified, top secret research program into the covert use of biological and chemical agents. In simulated attacks on enemy populations, entire cities in America are contaminated with bacteria, exposing millions of Americans to germ warfare. But the real focus of the research is on mastering the...
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